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Theatreworks’ “An Iliad” was canceled in March at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs due to COVID-19.

$250 can go a long way in a difficult time.

And this is a particularly challenging one for those in the arts who might have just watched their paychecks disappear for the next couple of months, at least.

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Denver Actors Fund this week announced creation of a $35,000 emergency relief fund to provide immediate financial assistance to Colorado theater artists whose wages have been impacted by the pandemic. One-time $250 stipends will be paid immediately to 140 qualified theater artists who have been directly affected by COVID-19.

Artists must meet the following qualifications: They must have been working in a paid capacity on or off stage on an upcoming legitimate theater production that was canceled or postponed; be a paid theater teaching artist whose classes were canceled; or full-or-part-time employees of Colorado theater companies in paid theater-adjacent positions, such as ticketing or administration, who were laid off, furloughed or had hours cut back.

Applicants must not be working in a full-time job. Apply online at denveractors fund.org.

Contact the writer: 636-0270

Contact the writer: 636-0270

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